I enjoy climbing hills, great views, and exploring the city, so I thought it would be fun to brainstorm a tour of Seattle that hits a number of Seattle's neighborhoods and involves climbing some of it's more challenging hills along the way.
I'm hoping to figure out something that involves hitting at least Ballard, Queen Anne, Magnolia, West Seattle, Downtown, Capitol hill, and the Mt. Baker area...
What hills in Seattle do you enjoy climbing? What hills are the best mix of steepness and length? I'm looking to find a good mix of really steep hills and longer hills (i.e. not just the 20 steepest grades in Seattle, most of which are only a block long).
Here are a few hills off the top of my head that could be fun to throw into the mix.
- Something around 24th from Montlake up to the top of Capitol hill
- Queene Anne Ave N
- E Alder St from Lake WA BLVD up into Leschi
What are your favorite Seattle hills? Add 'em to the mix!